DOC Survey, HIPAA and Clinical Trial on a Diabetes App
- Michelle Litchman is NP, doctoral student and a big supporter of the diabetes online community. For her dissertation, she is focusing on the Diabetes Online Community and Health Outcomes Research as it relates to peer-to-peer health. Michelle will donate $2 (up to $2,000) to the Diabetes Hands Foundation for every survey completed. For more information and to complete the survey, http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/doc-and-health-outcomes-research.
- I want access to my health information, and do not want any trouble obtaining information related to my health. If I can have access to the money (bank statement) I spend on a daily via a website or mobile app, I should be able to access information regarding my health, right? You should check out HIPAA: A Valve, Not a Blockage for Patient Access to Records. The article is a brief description explaining the HIPAA guidelines and how it relates to patient information. HIPAA should protect patient information from third parties, not from the patient.
- In order to express to the health care industry the importance mHealth apps and how they can improve patient behavior and outcomes, Jen Dyer MD, MPH created a project on Medstartr to to raise money to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial focuses on the EndoGoddess’s diabetes app; providing data proving patients’ can successfully manage their diabetes via mobile app, and encourage Health Care Professionals to prescribe EndoGoddess app for more information and to donate to the project, visit EndoGoddess Project.